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Therapist Blog Challenge #3: Current Research On Love

Summarizing current research makes great blog article topics and helps you stay informed about relevant studies in your field of practice.

Since we celebrate Valentine’s Day this month I want you to pick a current research study related to love and relationships for your Therapist Blog Challenge #3 topic. Summarize the study, then add your take on it. You may want to discuss why you picked this study, how your readers can apply the study’s findings, what surprised you about the study, and what you learned. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Get blogging!

Feel free to find your own love-related studies or choose from these news stories on recent research from PsychCentral News:

Quick writing experiences seems to work magic for couples commitment

Men and women may not be so different after all

Marriage may lower risk of heart attack

Gen Xer’s connect as much online as in person

Traditional distribution of chores = more sex

‘First time’ may influence sexual satisfaction for life

Kindness may be key to happiness for kids

Additional reminders:

  • Write and post your blog article in the next 2 weeks. If you miss the deadline or you read this article months later, that’s OK too.
  • Post a link for this blog challenge in the comment section of this blog post.
  • Read, comment, and share other therapist’s articles.
  • Tweet your post using hashtag #therapistblog and tag @julie_hanks so I can retweet it.
  • Pin it on the challenge Pinterest Board. I’ve invited everyone who posted a comment on the initial blog challenge post as collaborators so you can pin onto the group board.
  • Spread the word and invite mental health colleagues to join the challenge. Articles can be added anytime throughout the year.
  • Write no more than 600 words, make it easy to read, use a conversational tone, and gear your articles toward your ideal client (not other professionals).
  • The goal of a professional blog is to provide value your website visitors, help them get to know your professional perspective, increase traffic to your private practice website, and build your practice.


About Dr. Julie Hanks, LCSW:
Dynamic self & relationship expert Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW loves to make a difference for women. She owns Wasatch Family Therapy and regularly contributes to TV Shows and her advice has been featured nationally including Wall Street Journal, Parenting, Fox News, and others. Connect on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter. Her books The Burnout Cure and The Assertiveness Guide are now available. Dr. Hanks is currently accepting coaching clients.



I finished my blog post! Here it is: The #1 Thing Keeping You From Mr. Right and 3 Ways to Fix It


Enjoyed your blog post. Vulnerability…great topic for clients.


What a great topic Nicole!

Julie Hanks, LCSW

Thanks for sharing your fantastic posts on love! Such great variety and perspectives. Way to go. Challenge #4 coming soon…

Amy Tatsumi, MA, LPC, ATR-BC

In this blog, I share how a practice of self-compassion can strengthen motivation, improve relationships, and increase taking responsibility for a healthy lifestyle based on Dr. Kristin Neff’s research.

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